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New Sankalps from the Sadhana in Kanniyakumari

New Sankalps from the Sadhana in Kanniyakumari

By Prime Minister Narendra Modi My Fellow Indians, The biggest festival of democracy, the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, is concluding today in our nation, the Mother of Democracy. After a three-day spiritual journey in Kanniyakumari, I have just boarded the plane for Delhi.Through the day, Kashi and numerous other seats have been in the midst […]

AANHPI Heritage Month & The Inflation Reduction Act

AANHPI Heritage Month & The Inflation Reduction Act

By Julia Lothrop During Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, our communities celebrate the rich cultures, heritage, and accomplishments of AANHPI people. May is also a time to recognize remaining barriers to health and health care access for these communities and renew commitments to addressing racial disparities. Our ability to get […]

IAPAC Hosts Conversations over Coffee on Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Missouri City

IAPAC Hosts Conversations over Coffee on Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Missouri City

MISSOURI CITY: On Sunday, May 5, 2024, The Indian American Political Action Committee hosted a Coffee Conversation at The Royal India Cuisine in Missouri City, aiming to illuminate the city’s entrepreneurial landscape. Despite Mayor Robin Elackatt’s absence due to weather-related emergencies, the event, co-chaired by Dr. Rajasree Nambron and Dr. Purusottam Sahoo, proceeded with enthusiasm. […]

Winter 2023 TCC Taped Ball Tournament: JCC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

Winter 2023 TCC Taped Ball Tournament: JCC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

HOUSTON: Winter Final 2023 for TCC Taped Ball was played on a beautiful day for cricket on 23rd March 2024. The final was between Gladiators, the 5-time champions in their 11th final and JCC, a one time champion in their second final. JCC won the toss and elected to bat. Starting the innings JCC was […]

IAPAC’s inaugural “Conversations Over Coffee” event on understanding the US Judicial system in Katy

IAPAC’s inaugural “Conversations Over Coffee” event on understanding the US Judicial system in Katy

KATY: On March 17, 2024, the Indo-American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) hosted a dynamic session of Conversations Over Coffee (COC) at Turmeric Indian Restaurant in Katy, TX. The event, chaired by Deepti Nigudkar and Parvin Shaikh, brought together prominent legal professionals from Fort Bend County, including District Attorney Brian Middleton, Judge Christian Becerra from the […]

Primary Winners: Lizzie, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sean Teare, Taral Patel, Ali Sheikhani

Primary Winners: Lizzie, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sean Teare, Taral Patel, Ali Sheikhani

HOUSTON: Texans of South Asian origin had much to cheer about the results of the Super Tuesday primary elections despite the low turnout. On March 5, only 6% of registered Harris County voters cast a ballott, lowest since 2012. At the national level, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump swept primaries across […]

Foundation of India Studies (FIS) Participates in MLK Grande Parade

Foundation of India Studies (FIS) Participates in MLK Grande Parade

  HOUSTON: The Foundation for India Studies (FIS) demonstrated solidarity with Houston’s black community by actively participating in the 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Grande Parade. Originally scheduled for MLK Day on January 15th, the parade was rescheduled due to freezing weather and eventually took place on February 17th, 2024, amidst challenging weather conditions. […]

Manu P. Seeks Fort Bend Constable Pct 3 Position

Manu P. Seeks Fort Bend Constable Pct 3 Position

By Manu Pooparayil SUGAR LAND: My path in law enforcement was inspired by a profound legacy – that of my father, who dedicated 36 years of his life to serving as a police officer in Kerala. Growing up, I witnessed the impact of his commitment and integrity, which laid the foundation for my career. In […]

How to Achieve a Post Fossil Fuel Energy World

How to Achieve a Post Fossil Fuel Energy World

By Bhupinder Singh COP28, which has just concluded in Dubai at the very last minute came to an agreement on to “transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems”. Though a major breakthrough, the deal doesn’t compel countries to take any concrete action, nor any timescale is specified. Phasing out of fossil fuels causing drastic […]

DA Kim Ogg Files Ballot Papers for Democratic Primary

DA Kim Ogg Files Ballot Papers for Democratic Primary

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It’s filing season once again and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg did just that on Wednesday afternoon, December 6 at the Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters on Lyons Ave on the city’s eastside. A group of her supporters joined her outside the building and then once again inside after she […]

Towards a Brighter Tomorrow: India’s G20 Presidency and the Dawn of a New Multilateralism

Towards a Brighter Tomorrow: India’s G20 Presidency and the Dawn of a  New Multilateralism

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Today marks 365 days since India assumed the G20 Presidency. It is a moment to reflect, recommit, and rejuvenate the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ As we undertook this responsibility last year, the global landscape grappled with multifaceted challenges: recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

TCC Fall 2023 Tournament Winners: Gladiators, Runners Up: Big 12

TCC Fall 2023 Tournament Winners: Gladiators, Runners Up: Big 12

HOUSTON: Gladiators defeated Big12 in the Finals of Fall 2023 TCC Taped ball tournament, by 66 runs to lift their fifth championship. Thirty-Five teams across Houston participated in the Fall 2023 tournament. Big12 won the toss and opted to bowl first under overcast conditions. Arun, Big 12’s captain, made an impactful start by dismissing Sanman […]

Capitol Hill Joins Indian American Community to Celebrate Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’

Capitol Hill Joins Indian American Community to Celebrate Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’

WASHINGTON DC: BAPS Public Affairs and multiple partner organizations, including the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA), the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the U.S. Indian Community Foundation, the U.S. India Security Council Inc, and the Indian American Relations […]

IAPAC “Conversations Over Coffee” Series Sheds Light on Future of Pearland

IAPAC “Conversations Over Coffee” Series Sheds Light on Future of Pearland

PEARLAND: IAPAC’s “Conversations Over Coffee” Series Sheds Light on the Future of Pearland Pearland, TX Ð October 29, 2023 Ð The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) recently hosted a thought-provoking event as part of its “Conversations Over Coffee” series (CoC@IAPAC), delving into the future of Pearland, Texas. This event, co-chaired by […]

Disha USA Celebrates 2nd Annual Diwali Gala with Over 500 Attendees

Disha USA Celebrates 2nd Annual Diwali Gala with Over 500 Attendees

HOUSTON: Disha USA (www.dishausa.org) organized its 2nd annual Diwali gala on Friday, Oct 27, which had over 500 attendees including community members of ~20 Hindu organizations across Greater Houston area. The event was also attended by over 100 dignitaries including Consul Adesh Sudhir (Indian Consulate Houston), elected officials with family members from both Democratic and […]

Family, Community Hold Vigil for Doctor Stabbed to Death in Conroe

Family, Community Hold Vigil for Doctor Stabbed to Death in Conroe

By Shannon Ryan CONROE (KTRK) — A man has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a beloved Conroe pediatrician and mother. On Saturday, at 12:30 p.m., law enforcement officials believe 24-year-old Miles Joseph Fridrich fatally stabbed 52-year-old Dr. Talat Jehan Khan multiple times in the common area of her apartment complex. […]

EGMH Hosts 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

EGMH Hosts 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

KATY: It was a gorgeous afternoon for the 2nd annual Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston charity golf tournament on Monday, October 9th at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy, Texas. 20 teams/80 players participated in this fun-filled team scramble format tournament. Registration started at 11:00 AM with contestants preparing afterwards at the driving range and then […]

Houston Indians Attend Reception for India’s President Ram Nath Kovind

Houston Indians Attend Reception for India’s President Ram Nath Kovind

HOUSTON: An elite segment of the Indo-American community in Houston attended a dinner reception in honor of Ram Nath Kovind, the 14th President of India from 2017 to 2022. The reception took place on Friday, October 6 evening at the Post Oak Hotel in the Galleria area. The presidential reception was organized by Maneesh Media, […]

Could A Millennial Reformer Become the First Indian-American in the Texas State Legislature?

Could A Millennial Reformer Become the First Indian-American in the Texas State Legislature?

Renewable energy developer, Millennial non-profit leader, and award-winning former HISD public school teacher is running in the Democratic primary for Texas Senate District 15  Outsider Soora starts a well-funded campaign with a bold progressive agenda focused on real reform to root out corruption in Austin and update a broken system. HOUSTON — Karthik Soora, a […]

Hometown Dallas Mustangs: 2023 Sunoco MLC Champions

Hometown Dallas Mustangs: 2023 Sunoco MLC Champions

DALLAS: Under the lights at America’s premier cricket venue in Grand Prairie, TX, the Lone Star State’s own Dallas Mustangs claimed the 2023 Sunoco Minor League Cricket Championship on Sunday night. The Mustangs’ victory was anchored by a tremendous all-round performance from Nosthush Kenjige, whose 27 runs and three wickets won him Bru Player of […]

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